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Building a Layout Page

Layout Pages are flexible, basic pages you can use when you want to start with a blank space or add content to a starter layout for a specific purpose.

With Layout Pages, you'll use drag-and-drop blocks to create a custom layout of text, images, forms, and more common page features. Layout pages are a great choice for contact pages, about pages, and—for many sites—the majority of your content.

Tip: For other types of pages you can add to your site, like a Blog, Gallery, Index, or Products Page, visit Understanding the Pages panel.

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Layout Page options

When you add a new Layout Page, you can choose between a blank page and a page with a starter layout designed for a specific use.

Layout Page menu.

Add blank pages

Add a blank page to design the page layout from scratch.

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  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. In the Pages panel, click a + icon.

Clicking the plus icon in the Pages panel opens the Create New Page menu.

  1. In the Layouts section of the pages menu, choose Blank.
  2. Enter a page title. You can change this later.
  3. Click the + button to add blocks. Learn more about adding and moving blocks to customize your page.
Tip: As you add blocks to a page, think about how the page layout will appear on mobile.
  1. Tap the Pages icon.
  2. Tap Add at the bottom of the navigation section where you want the Layout Page to appear.
  3. Tap the + icon to add blocks. Learn more about adding and moving blocks to customize your page.
  4. When you've finished adding content, tap Done, then tap Save Changes.
  5. Tap the ... icon in the top right corner to customize the page title.
Note: In the Squarespace App, you can only add pages to navigation sections. To add a page to Unlinked Pages, add a Layout Page to the Not Linked section on desktop.

Add pages with starter layouts (computer only)

Starter layouts are professional page designs with prearranged placeholder blocks. You can add your own content to the blocks, delete them, and add more blocks to the page to create a custom look and feel.

Types of starter layouts

There are multiple page layouts for different purposes:

  • About - All-purpose, with a mix of body text, headers, and images.
  • Contact - Different combinations of forms, maps, addresses, phone numbers.
  • Details - All-purpose, with a mix of text and images arranged in different columns and rows.
  • Features - Detailed layouts for features, services, or products.
  • Images - Different layouts of Images Blocks that create varying gallery styles. These layouts are great for creating thumbnail navigation.
  • Team - Common layouts for team pages, featuring different combinations of headshots, names, and bios.
  • Booking - Options for displaying online booking options, like the Acuity Block.

To add a page with a starter layout: 

  1. In the Create new page menu, choose a layout type.

Types of Layout Pages with starter layout options.

  1. On the next page, browse layout options.
  2. Click the layout option you want to start with.

Starter layouts for an about page.

  1. Enter a page title. You can change this later.
  2. Add your content.

Update a starter layout's placeholder blocks

To replace the placeholder blocks with your own content: 

  1. Double-click any placeholder images, text, and other content to edit it.
  2. Click an insert point to add more blocks.

To see any block's type, click Edit on the page, then hover over the block. For a full list of blocks and their uses, visit About blocks.

Starter layouts use these placeholder blocks:

When you’re done building your page, click Save to publish your changes.

Add new blocks (optional)

If you like a starter layout’s format but need to add more content, customize the page by adding new blocks, then dragging and dropping them to the right position.

Adding more blocks to a starter layout doesn’t “break” the page. Think of layouts as your starting point and blocks as tools to further customize your page. If you’re hesitant to change a starter layout, you can duplicate the page, make it private, then use that as a test page.

For example, If you start with the Features 1 layout, which includes three columns of images and text, you might want to add one more column to the right. To do this, use our tips for moving blocks and creating columns and rows to add another column of blocks. Use guidelines to ensure that the first block matches the full height of the previous column, then add more blocks beneath it. For best results, drag the block directly from the block menu to where you need it on the page before customizing each block.

Add more blocks to create additional columns in the starter layout.

When you’re done editing the page, click Save to publish your changes.

To learn more about using blocks with Squarespace, we recommend reviewing these guides:

Style Layout Pages (computer only)

Use the Site Styles panel to adjust the site-wide style tweaks that affect a Layout Page's appearance, like fonts, colors, and spacing. To learn more, visit Making style changes.

While Layout Pages don't have independent style tweaks, some templates have special features that display on Layout Pages:

Edit Layout Pages

To edit a page:

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  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. Select the page in the Pages panel.
  3. Hover over the page preview, and click Edit.

Click Edit to open the page editor.

  1. Tap the Pages icon.
  2. Tap the title of the page you want to edit.
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner.

Edit Page Settings

You can use Page Settings to edit a page's title, description, URL, thumbnail, and other options.

Computer Squarespace App
  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. Hover over the page.
  3. Click the the gear icon.
  1. Tap the Pages icon.
  2. Tap the page where you want to edit settings.
  3. Click the ... icon in the top right corner.
  4. When you've finished editing the Page Settings, tap Save.

Next steps

After adding a Layout Page, you may want to:

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